Dayna Casey (AU/NL, 1988) I am an artist somewhere between research, publishing, graphic design, and writing. Currently situated at the Jan van Eyck post-graduate academy in Maastricht until October 2023.

I am drawn to unpacking objects or symbols and using them as story-­telling devices to help think through complex entangled political matter(s).

Currently, I am collaborating on a book with Eline Benjaminsen on Collapsed Mythologies: A Geofinancial Atlas. We are unravelling financial slang and its etymological histories, revealing the absurd (super)natural ‘fictions’ that shape our worldly ecology. This project is expanding Sami Hammana’s initial Geofinancial Lexicon.

Recently, I have just finished a series of three zines for the KABK Studium Generale series: An exploration of wxtch craft as a queer feminist liberatory practice, as editor, program touchstone, designer and producer. Together with Erika Sprey and many others. I now guide the editorial and visual process for Earth Craft: The Word for World is Soil.

Besides this, I have just started teaching at the MA Critical Inquiry Lab at the Design Academy.

I spent two years at the Dutch Art Institute roaming through Europe, an academy where theory and praxis meets in a communal, collaborative manner. Academic research there revolved around anxieties of ‘making sense,’ and the infrastructures and languages that produce doubt, setting out the stakes of forms of magical thinking and how pluralism or scepticism can be exploited by the right.

Fertile Imaginaries: A Vessel for 92% Water, was a materialisation of this research, spending time with watermelons to unpack the political narratives of this fruit within fossil and racial capital. Seven texts were written resulting from the seeds, the rind, the juice. Dealing with questions around reproduction, infertility, quantum plural futurity, fermentation as a form of queering time and symbiotic cooperation, and bodily coping methods in heatwaves – as this durable vessel of 92% water is one for survival. What to preserve, what to transform?

Here is a small grasp of recent projects, writings, and design work. There are small descriptions if you hover and more imagery if you click.

I work on commissions in graphic, editorial and publication design, for which you can hire me :-)
Here you can see a selection of commissioned publications I designed from 2013 until now.

+31 (0)6 4164 7070
Based between Maastricht, Amsterdam and The Hague


  • Current residency:
  • Jan van Eyck post-graduate program
  • Education:
  • 2018 – 2020:
  • Dutch Art Institute, Art Praxis
    Roaming Academy, EU
    Master of Art 2020

  • 2019 – 2020
  • Critical theory Seminar with Rachel O’Reilly: At the Limits of the Writerly: Anthropology and Global Fantasy
  • Project group with Sepake Angiama, Nina bell F., Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons: All about my mother (on care, reproductive labour, the familial and the institutional)
  • School of Expressions: experimental project on knowledge other than the systematised – PLATO, Ostrava, Czech Republic

  • 2018 – 2019
  • Critical theory Seminar with Rachel O’Reilly: At the Limits of the Writerly: Queer Theory and the Critique of Energy
  • Project group with James Bridle, Navine G.Khan-Dossos, Van Abbemuseum: Agency – Everyday practice and global power
  • Writing workshop Beyond Fictocriticism curated by David Maroto

  • 2008 – 2013
  • Royal Academy of Art – The Hague, NL Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • 2011
  • Erasmus Exchange Programme, Visual Communication, Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin
  • 2001 – 2007: VWO


  • 2022
  • Year-long residency at Jan van Eyck post-academy
  • Working on Collapsed Mythologies: A Geofinancial Atlas with Eline Benjaminsen, Sami Hammana
  • Artistic research tutor, Critical Inquiry Lab
  • KABK World for World is Soil programme, editorial and visual guidance
  • External critic WDKA Honours programme
  • Fiber Festival 'Mutation', Amsterdam: talk on Wxtch Craft with Erika Sprey
  • Well Projects writing piece for Publication
  • KABK Wxtch craft zine publication, editor and designer Spring Sessions
  • Nest Den Haag, every moment a junction, w melanie bonajo, Maaike Gouwenberg, Erika Sprey. Image artwork.

  • 2021
  • KABK Wxtch craft zine publication, editor and designer Fall Sessions
  • Fertile Imaginaries part of Hoops Purity is not an Option Climate Care reading group, The Rewilding Years: On a Nature Culture Learning Site Floating University, Berlin
  • Fertile Imaginaries reading on Radio Robida, Robida Collective writing broadcasted
  • Textile piece for Kasvio, Fertile Imaginaries: Oocyte Freeze/Donation at Kasvio, Food as Story-telling curated by Staci Bu Shea
  • KABK Wxtch craft zine publication, editor and designer Spring Sessions
  • Artworks Bare Fruits for Georgie Sinclair and Rosie Haward – feminist queer literature podcast
  • Collective SpellZazie Stevens, Daisyworld Magazine #2

  • 2020
  • MA critical theory thesis, Epistemic Anxiety: Disembodied Objectivity and the Oscillating Climate Sceptic – setting the stakes for a feminist quantum imaginary supervised by Rachel O’Reilly
  • Gossip and Joyful Militancy reading together with Marthe Prins, Diptych, Amsterdam
  • Fertile Imaginaries, A Vessel for 92% Water reading as part of Daisyworld Magazine launch at San Serriffe, Amsterdam
  • It Doesn’t Have to Taste Good to be Affective collective presentation with coop All About my Mother, Casco Art Institute, Radio Kootwijk
  • Fertile Imaginaries, A Vessel for 92% Water published in Zazie Stevens' Daisyworld Magazine
  • A queer rewriting of the Last Will and Testament with Anakin Xersonsky and Saskia Burggraaf, at Radio Kootwijk
  • Fertile Imaginaries, A Vessel for 92% Water Aeroponic Acts, Kootwijk, Dutch Art Institute (Installation, performance)

  • 2019
  • How do Bodies Read Together? performative installation and reading at Grote Kerk, Groede
  • Reading evaporated tears collective presentation with coop “Agency,” Parco Naturale Regionale Molentargius-Saline, Cagliari, Sardinia
  • Transitioning to (il)logics performative reading at Silent Green, Berlin
  • Terms of Now performative reading at Patronaat, Epen

  • 2017
  • Next, Rising, Mood flags on show at Zabriskie Point, Geneva
  • Next, Rising, Mood in Held Together with Water at Le Commun − Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain (BAC), Geneva
  • INTL, prints on show, The Lighthouse, Glasgow

  • 2016
  • Things to Remember (Page Not Found) with Radna Rumping, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam

  • I have worked as a graphic designer with and for: Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Stroom Den Haag, Nest Ruimte Den Haag, Spring Performing Arts Festival Utrecht, Dutch Art Institute, Studium Generale KABK, INSIDE master KABK, Zabriskie Point, One Gee in Fog, Erika Sprey, Georgie Sinclair, Rosie Haward, Aliki van der Kruijs, Anne Geene, Floris Schrama, Renny Ramakers, Hanne Hagenaars, Philip Vermeulen, Radna Rumping, Castrum Peregrini, Marthe Prins, Jan Rosseel, Woody’92 & Spekki Webu, Muriel Schouten, Indre Urbonaite, Nick van Tiem, Jonathan Hielkema, Auke Witkamp, Annija Muižule, Chloë van Diepen, Anne Kranenborg, Luka Karssenberg, MILLK, Eva Line De Boer, Caitlin Berner
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